Children usually have a powerful and unseparable bond with their family. Thesefortunate angels get all the love and attention they call for. But for children less fortunate, theyare also in need of love and care. For example, Jerry, a twelve year old orphan in the short storyA Mother in Mannville by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, had experienced his young life without afamily. He was sent to the orphanage at the age of four. However, as he started to spend timewith the writer who lived in a cabin below the mountains, Jerry felt a great maternal affectiontowards her. They became very close and, hence, developed a strong relationship betweenthem. For Jerry and all children, a child's true wish is for their mother's love.A period of time after Jerry had been with the writer, he developed a strong affectiontowards her. One night, sitting with the woman in front of the warm fire, Jerry becamesentimental, telling her that she looked a little like his mother. He told a moving story about hismother, who lived in Mannville, and how she always sent gifts to him on Christmas and on hisbirthdays. But the story was later revealed that Jerry never had a "mother in Mannville." Hefabricated the lie because he loved the writer just as much as he would love his own mother.Jerry felt that the woman was very close to him, and being with her gave him a warm feeling-afeeling like home. Even the writer's dog, Pat, was intimate and never barked at him. To Jerry,the writer and Pat were a part of his life.If Jerry never felt this kind of motherly love from the woman, he would not have lied abouthis "mother in Mannville." In other words, if the writer was not as nice and understanding, Jerrywould not have lied. He would never want a mother who does not care about him. When Jerrylied about his mother, he wanted the writer to realize that he was really referring to her as his"mother." There was no distance between them and Jerry always felt safe and comfortable totalk to her. But if Jerry never sensed the passion and security from the writer, he would not knowwhat and how mothers truly are. Hence, Jerry would not have made up the story.Children who have the gift of motherly love are always more happy and fulfilled thanthose who does not. In our society, we should encourage people who love children to adoptorphans and give them the love and care they deserve. These children should have the sameprivileges as those with a family. When kind parents adopt these orphans, they are alsoproviding the children hope and happiness for their future.